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Old 03-07-2015, 05:22 AM
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I'd say forget the goats and pigs. Just how many dogs are in TV? Dogs rule the world!
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I don't know anything about pigmy goats, but i do know that the humorous replies and banter make my day. Plenty of room for both eh?
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Rack of lamb with a goat rib appetizer...mmmmmmmmm
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Why has it become so difficult on TOTV to get a rational answer to a rational question. When fully grown, both of these animals are the size of a very small dog. They are as trainable as any dog. I would like to put aside what some think as humor and get a serious answer. Non serious replies are of no value to me. If someone has knowledge about having these animals as pets in the Village please share with me what you know.
I believe if the goat is a "kid", it can't stay in The Villages more than 30 days in a year.
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Why has it become so difficult on TOTV to get a rational answer to a rational question. When fully grown, both of these animals are the size of a very small dog. They are as trainable as any dog. I would like to put aside what some think as humor and get a serious answer. Non serious replies are of no value to me. If someone has knowledge about having these animals as pets in the Village please share with me what you know.
You received the correct answer in the very first reply. "Livestock" animal are prohibited. In addition, out building are prohibited as well as fences. Review the deed restrictions you signed when you purchased your house. You can also find them online with a little digging.

You've asked a "strange" question and you should expect a little levity.

No need to admonish people.
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Guess you've received your answer - along with some irrational ones.

I'll add that if you're still interested in a lamb, perhaps check with Mary as word is that she had a little one.
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Guess you've received your answer - along with some irrational ones.

I'll add that if you're still interested in a lamb, perhaps check with Mary as word is that she had a little one.
But she lost it and it still hasn't returned. She was afraid to call the radio station or post here for help for fear someone would report her. Rumor has it that someone cut off its tail thinking it was a blind mouse.
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Why has it become so difficult on TOTV to get a rational answer to a rational question. When fully grown, both of these animals are the size of a very small dog. They are as trainable as any dog. I would like to put aside what some think as humor and get a serious answer. Non serious replies are of no value to me. If someone has knowledge about having these animals as pets in the Village please share with me what you know.
As usual its better to make a single phone call and get the answer...........
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However, now you know how to and how not to raise goats!
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I've heard that men in ISIS have them as wives.
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I'll add that if you're still interested in a lamb, perhaps check with Mary as word is that she had a little one.
Oh Warren, I think you knew the answer to this question before you asked it.
You can't blame people for having a little fun.
There were lots of funny posts, but I LOVE DeanFL's response.
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Guess you've received your answer - along with some irrational ones.

I'll add that if you're still interested in a lamb, perhaps check with Mary as word is that she had a little one.

Yeah...but, Dean, I think we better keep Mary out of this. Remember. Mary was a rule-breaker.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:22 PM
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The way they graze (tearing grass out by the roots, or biting it off very close to the root line) can destroy the grass, leaving bare ground, and mud yard.

Where would it graze?

Sheep and goats as pets

I hadn't considered that!! Great reply.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:25 PM
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I am far from an authority on pets in The Villages. However, without referring to our actual rules, I know it states that an owner can have two pets.

I quickly read a few things about pygmy goats, and according to Wikipedia, pygmy goats are domestic animals.
They are not considered livestock.
I also read that there is a miniature version of the pygmy goat.
How cute would that be!!!

If logic plays into any of this, if they are domestic animals like dogs and cats, there shouldn't be a problem. Chances are, logic has nothing to do with it, though. Since I am not the last word, I think it advisable to check with someone with authority.

BTW -- if you do get one, please send me a PM and let me know. I would love to see it!
Thank you. It was refreshing to get a helpful response. I do know that both lambs and goats love to play.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:27 PM
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I just had to look up pygmy goats.

According to the article I am linking here, Great Britain's Pygmy Goat Club says, "Pygmy goats should not be kept as house pets."

I don't know where someone in TV would keep a pygmy goat. They are classified as livestock. Sounds like they are supposed to live outside and have a little shed, at least, and a companion animal. Trying to do that in TV wouldn't be fair to the neighbors -- or to the goat.

Anyway, here is a short article about keeping a goat as a pet. Even though it seems to be discussing goats in general, it does mention pygmy goats. Same creature. Different size.

---I am not trying to get your goat, Warren. But this really does not sound like a good plan. I do not like to see people choose any kind of pet on a whim. But a goat in TV would be a real kicker.

Here are a few things to think about maybe.

Can a Goat Be Housebroken? | Animals - PawNation


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You are probably right but they are so darn cute and play continuously.
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